Being aggressive paid off big for Eastside on Wednesday. The Lady Spartans had nine extra-base hits as Eastside took a 12-6 Cumberland District softball win over the J.I. Burton Lady Raiders.
Rye Cove has some new head coaches, but they’re familiar faces for the Eagles. Softball coach Brittany Salyer will pull double duty in the head coaching ranks after being hired as Rye Cove’s new volleyball coach. Salyer, the former junior varsity volleyball coach for the Lady Eagles.
Wise Central overcame its mistakes with nine hits and took advantage of five Gate City errors to take a key 7-1 Mountain 7 District win Tuesday.
Sullivan North pounded out eight hits, took advantage of five Gate City errors and got another solid performance from Braydon Wilhoit to take a 10-3 interstate win over the Blue Devils at Hunter Wright Stadium.
Union’s Justin Barnett has set the standard in the shot put and discus throws, while Virginia High’s Kelsey Harrington has dominated the girls’ distance running events so far in this season’s track and field competitions in Southwest Virginia.
The high school basketball coaching carousel made a stop in Washington County, Va., this week when former J.I. Burton boys coach Aaron Williams accepted the same position at Abingdon.
Justin Barnett’s record-setting throw in the shot put broke the old mark of 55-3.75 set in 2002 by Michael Stacy of the former Powell Valley High School.
John Battle pitcher Madison Hill had no idea she had a no-hitter going until after Tuesday’s game. She struck out the side in the bottom of the fifth, just in case.
“We came out in the first inning putting the bat on the ball much better than we have been doing. And you know in high school baseball if you can put pressure on people, good things will happen.”
Senior McKayla Grasham scored a game-high four goals to lead the Virginia-Wise women’s lacrosse team to a 16-7 MEC win over Charleston on Saturday.